Turkish-based Zimbabwe Warriors defender Teenage Hadebe, has vowed that the team will not only overcome the first-leg deficit against Somalia on Tuesday, but will do so in resounding fashion.

Joey Antipas’ charges were stunned 1-0 by the hosts in Djibouti and the Yeni Malatyaspor defender, who did not play due to a slight injury, pledged to do so even through the pain barrier in the return leg at the National Sports Stadium.

“It takes one week or so to heal but I am an African, I am strong, so why not help my country. I am willing to play through the pain barrier,” said Hadebe according to The Sunday Mail. 

“Remember we are playing at home, they (Somalia) are not that good. Sometimes if you are playing at home you have a bit of luck. If we just utilise our chances, I am certain we will hit them for five or more,” added the forrmer Kaizer Chiefs man.